Psalm 113:7
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New International Version
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap;

New Living Translation
He lifts the poor from the dust and the needy from the garbage dump.

English Standard Version
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap,

New American Standard Bible
He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the needy from the ash heap,

King James Bible
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the garbage pile

International Standard Version
He lifts the poor person from the dust, raising the needy from the trash pile

NET Bible
He raises the poor from the dirt, and lifts up the needy from the garbage pile,

New Heart English Bible
He raises up the poor out of the dust. Lifts up the needy from the ash heap;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He raises the afflicted from a dunghill

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He lifts the poor from the dust. He lifts the needy from a garbage heap.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who raiseth up the poor out of the dust, And lifteth up the needy out of the dunghill;

New American Standard 1977
He raises the poor from the dust,
            And lifts the needy from the ash heap,

Jubilee Bible 2000
He raises up the poor out of the dust and lifts the destitute out of the dunghill;

King James 2000 Bible
He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the ash heap;

American King James Version
He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill;

American Standard Version
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, And lifteth up the needy from the dunghill;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Raising up the needy from the earth, and lifting up the poor out of the dunghill::

Darby Bible Translation
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust; from the dung-hill he lifteth up the needy,

English Revised Version
He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the needy from the dunghill;

Webster's Bible Translation
He raiseth the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;

World English Bible
He raises up the poor out of the dust. Lifts up the needy from the ash heap;

Young's Literal Translation
He is raising up from the dust the poor, From a dunghill He exalteth the needy.
Study Bible
The Lord Exalts the Humble
6Who humbles Himself to behold The things that are in heaven and in the earth? 7He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the needy from the ash heap, 8To make them sit with princes, With the princes of His people.…
Cross References
1 Samuel 2:8
"He raises the poor from the dust, He lifts the needy from the ash heap To make them sit with nobles, And inherit a seat of honor; For the pillars of the earth are the LORD'S, And He set the world on them.

Psalm 107:41
But He sets the needy securely on high away from affliction, And makes his families like a flock.
Treasury of Scripture

He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the dunghill;

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Psalm 75:6,7 For promotion comes neither from the east, nor from the west, nor …

Psalm 107:41 Yet sets he the poor on high from affliction, and makes him families …

Job 5:11,15,16 To set up on high those that be low; that those which mourn may be …

Ezekiel 17:24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought …

Ezekiel 21:26,27 Thus said the Lord GOD; Remove the diadem, and take off the crown: …

Luke 1:52,53 He has put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree…

James 2:5 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this …

out of

Psalm 22:15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue sticks to …

Isaiah 26:19 Your dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. …

Daniel 12:2,3 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, …

Ephesians 1:20,21 Which he worked in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and …

1 Peter 3:21,22 The like figure whereunto even baptism does also now save us (not …

needy

1 Samuel 2:7,8 The LORD makes poor, and makes rich: he brings low, and lifts up…

1 Samuel 24:14 After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom do you pursue? …

2 Samuel 7:8,9 Now therefore so shall you say to my servant David, Thus said the …

Job 2:8 And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself with; and he sat down …

Job 36:6,7 He preserves not the life of the wicked: but gives right to the poor…

(7-8) See 1Samuel 2:8, from which the verses are taken; and comp. Luke 1:52.

So the heathen poet sang of Jove (Hor.: Odes i., 34, 35).

(7) Dunghill.--Literally, a heap of rubbish. "Before each village in Hauran there is a place where the household heap up the sweepings of their stalls, and it gradually reaches a great circumference and a height which rises far above the highest buildings of the village." "The mezbela serves the inhabitants of the district as a watch-tower, and on close oppressive evenings as a place of assembly, because there is a current of air on the height. There the children play about the whole day long; there the forsaken one lies who, having been seized with some horrible malady, is not allowed to enter the dwellings of men, by day asking alms of the passers by, and at night hiding himself among the ashes which the sun has warmed."--Delitzsch's Commentary on the Book of Job, ii. 152, with Note by Wetzstein. It was on the mezbela that, according to tradition, Job sat.

Verse 7. - He raiseth up the poor out of the dust. Heaven is full of his glory, earth of his mercy and loving-kindness. The words of 1 Samuel 2:8 are, consciously or unconsciously, quoted. And lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; rather, from the dunghill (Revised Version). He raiseth up the poor out of the dust,.... Persons of mean extraction and in low life are sometimes raised by him to great honour and dignity, as Saul, David, and others; and is true of many who are spiritually poor and needy, as all men are, but all are not sensible of it; some are, and these are called poor "in spirit", and are pronounced "blessed", for "theirs is the kingdom of heaven": they are raised out of a low and mean estate, out of the dust of sin, and self-abhorrence for it, in which they lie when convicted of it.

And lifteth the needy out of the dunghill; which denotes a mean condition; so one born in a mean place, and brought up in a mean manner, is sometimes represented as taken out of a dunghill (t): and also it is expressive of a filthy one; men by sin are not only brought into a low estate, but into a loathsome one, and are justly abominable in the sight of God, and yet he lifts them out of it: the phrases of "raising up" and "lifting out" suppose them to be fallen, as men are in Adam, fallen from a state of honour and glory, in which he was created, into a state of sin and misery, and out of which they cannot deliver themselves; it is Christ's work, and his only, to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to help or lift up his servant Israel, Isaiah 49:6.

(t) "Ex sterquilinio effosse", Plauti Casina, Acts 1. Sc. 1. v. 26. 7, 8. which condescension is illustrated as often in raising the worthy poor and needy to honor (compare 1Sa 2:8; Ps 44:25).113:1-9 An exhortation to praise God. - God has praise from his own people. They have most reason to praise him; for those who attend him as his servants, know him best, and receive most of his favours, and it is easy, pleasant work to speak well of their Master. God's name ought to be praised in every place, from east to west. Within this wide space the Lord's name is to be praised; it ought to be so, though it is not. Ere long it will be, when all nations shall come and worship before him. God is exalted above all blessing and praise. We must therefore say, with holy admiration, Who is like unto the Lord our God? How condescending in him to behold the things in the earth! And what amazing condescension was it for the Son of God to come from heaven to earth, and take our nature upon him, that he might seek and save those that were lost! How vast his love in taking upon him the nature of man, to ransom guilty souls! God sometimes makes glorious his own wisdom and power, when, having some great work to do, he employs those least likely, and least thought of for it by themselves or others. The apostles were sent from fishing to be fishers of men. And this is God's constant method in his kingdom of grace. He takes men, by nature beggars, and even traitors, to be his favourites, his children, kings and priests unto him; and numbers them with the princes of his chosen people. He gives us all our comforts, which are generally the more welcome when long delayed, and no longer expected. Let us pray that those lands which are yet barren, may speedily become fruitful, and produce many converts to join in praising the Lord.
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